Saint-Gobain (who also own Isover) has submitted a planning application for the new production facility for Celotex, the UK’s largest supplier of PIR insulation boards. The new facility will be located next to Saint-Gobain’s Glass manufacturing facility in Eggborough, with production due to begin in Spring of 2017 if plans are approved by Selby District Council.
Celotex has been operating for 90 years and making PIR in the UK since 1980. The company now employs 220 people at its only production site in Suffolk, where there are two similar production lines to the one that will be constructed at the new facility in Eggborough. Celotex has a strong focus on innovation, technical support to the construction industry and delivering high standards of customer service. This investment will enable Celotex to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the developing market for insulation products in the UK, while also meeting the future needs of its customers.
The development will create up to 50 skilled, high-quality jobs in the local area, with a further 50 in its local supplier and contractor network, in addition to the 210 jobs already provided by Saint-Gobain at Saint-Gobain’s Glass Production site in Eggborough.
|Mike Chaldecott, General Delegate for Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland|
“The plans will make use of an existing Saint-Gobain site and provide another 100 high-quality jobs in the local area, where Saint-Gobain Glass have been employing more than 200 local people since 2000.”
|Craig Chambers, Managing Director for Celotex|
“This is great news for our customers and will enable us to continue to provide first-class service and technical support to our customers throughout the UK and provide a strong and sustainable base for our continued growth.”
There will be a wide variety of job opportunities within the site, from operators and engineers to a site management team with other specialist expertise including health & safety, WCM (World Class Manufacturing), quality control and manufacturing.